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Multi-regional comparison of scarring and pigmentation patterns in Cuvier’s beaked whales

Citation

Falcone, Erin; Coomber, Frazer (2022), Multi-regional comparison of scarring and pigmentation patterns in Cuvier’s beaked whales, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bk3j9kddd

Abstract

These files represent standardized appearance data from photos of individually-identified, known-sex, adult Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) from three distinct study regions. We provide both the original raw datasets and the filtered datasets that were ultimately used in analyses of scarring density and pigmentation patterns to determine the extent to which they are diagnostic of sex in all three regions. The R code used to analyze these files is provided along with detailed descriptions of the data in a README file.

Methods

Please see the associated article for a detailed explanation of data collection and processing.

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